Which One to Choose: Partition Magic 9 or AOMEI Partition As

December 18, 2014

Partition Magic 9 does not really exist. And Norton Partition Magic is out of date. On the other side, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition as a rising star can completely take the place of all versions of Partition Magic. This article is mainly about Partition Magic and AOMEI Partition Assistant.

First, we should make it clear that whether Partition Magic 9 exists or not. To tell the truth, there is no Partition Magic 9 in the world. The final version of Partition Magic is Norton Partition Magic 8. Why I emphasize on Norton? Because Partition Magic was originally developed by PowerQuest Corporation, but Symantec purchased it on December 5, 2003 and renamed it as Norton Partition Magic.

The final version of Partition Magic is Partition Magic 8.0.5, released by Symantec on May 5, 2004. Then Symantec stated that they no longer offer Partition Magic. So Partition Magic 9 is inexistence actually. When people talking about "Partition Magic 9", what they really mean is a synonym for partition tool.

Several years ago, Partition Magic was the best-known hard disk management software which lets you quickly and easily organize your hard drive by creating, copying and resizing disk partitions without destroying existing data. Separate your operating system, applications, documents, music, photos, games, video, etc. Some key features of Partition Magic 8 are dividing a single hard drive into two or more partitions so that you can safely run multiple operating systems on the same PC. Its How-to wizards guide you step by step through the partitioning process. It allows you to enlarge a NTFS partition without restarting your computer and to resize NTFS system clusters to the most effective size.

Partition Magic enables to make your hard disk more efficient and provide greater security for your data. Unfortunately, Symantec won’t update Partition Magic any more. Good news is, there are Partition Magic substitutes-Partition Magic 9, even named by users.

As a Partition Magic alternative, AOMEI Partition Assistant is an ALL-IN-ONE magic partition software and reliable disk management utility. It performs both basic and advanced functions to maintain computer performance and maximize utilization of storages. AOMEI Partition Assistant covers all Partition Magic functions. There are also some new features, such as allocate free space, migrate OS to SSD or HDD, rebuild MBR and so on. Partition Magic does not support Windows Vista, Windows 7 and its latter, but AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition does. AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition supports widely Windows PC OS, from the early Windows 2000 to the latest Windows 8/8.1. About Window Server OS, no Partition Magic version support, but another edition of AOMEI Partition Assistant - AOMEI Partition Assistant Server Edition supports from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012. How powerful!

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The above shows the main screen of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition. Select any partition or disk then right click, you’ll see its comprehensive partition management operations which are able to merge partitions, check partition, align partition almost all partition management operations. See from the left Wizard panel, "Windows To Go Creator" is a light spot. Only Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise Edition allows people to access into the fully-functioning Windows 8 by booting from a created Windows 8 To Go USB drive before, but now with AOMEI Partition Assistant and its function-“Windows To Go Creator”, you can create a portable Windows 8 on any Windows 8 edition then use your own Windows 8 OS on any devices anywhere. How convenient!

Those above are brief introductions to AOMEI Partition Assistant. Please think no more of Partition Magic 9! To get father understanding of AOMEI Partition Assistant, include editions comparison(Professional, Server, Lite, Unlimited and Technician), please visit the version comparison to get more information.